Minster Lovell 2
We’re back at Minster Lovell Hall again for the final time. Blogger isn’t allowing me to put non caption text between pictures unfortunately. I am not liking this new style of template as this is often an issue. Has anyone solved it?
Below are some more pics of the ruins and some interesting examples of Victorian graffiti.
|TW Verney 1892 intriegued me with the masonic symbol. He is likely to have been a Witney lad called Thomas Verney born in 1873|
|H possibly E Grahame of Stamford Hill London “HIC FECIT 1881”|
|George Arthur Hester Witney possibly 5th April 1881|
|This would’ve been in the courtyard.|
|It had a drain leading straight to the river so perhaps it’s purpose was drainage?|
|Can you see the eroded man appearing to hold the base?|
|A window in time. How little the view must have changed.|
|With your back to the river pan left in the next 3 photos (same view as in the sketch of a reconstruction). Dovecote and big barn with kitchen range foundations in the foreground.|
|The main Hall|
|And left again you can see the west tower. There was a range of buildings linking it once.|
|A little less fanciful is the story of St Kenelm of the local church. He was a Mercian king murdered by his sister in 822AD|
|Below is a little video.|
|If you go to the field to the left as you face the river|
|You can reach the Dovecote.|
|The way is a little narrow and the door only suitable for an elf.|
|But the path is interesting. I suspect this wall is Medieval in origin.|
|Lastly I leave you with real proof that Spring must be on it’s way- crocuses and pussy willow.|
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